Originally Posted by foxycat
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Originally Posted by LenL
WNYE Ch 25 is actually real channel 24. 25 is the virtual or display channel. Your problem may be that for your device you may have to do a rescan to pick up new found channels.
When you keyed in 25 this is the real channel number for virtual channel 24. As an alternative you can try keying in 24 and you might tune in WNYE 25.1.
Good suggestions, Len. Foxycat should try them.
But honestly, this kind of thing is a perfect example of another way the FCC and the federal government screwed up the DTV transition. The mess of WNYE-TV and WASA is stupid. I know, WNYE-TV was on RF 24 pre-transition, and remained there, and there were hundreds of great reasons they did, blah blah blah...
But in this case, WNYE-TV was ONE CHANNEL AWAY from RF 25. WNYE-TV intended to continue identifying as "25" both through PSIP and on-air branding. The station management should have secured authorization, and the engineers should have retuned the transmitter to broadcast on RF 25 after midnight on June 12, 2009. That would have left RF 24 free and clear for future use and appropriate branding. Instead, WNYE-TV remained on RF 24 but demanded no one else identify as "25", and shortly thereafter WASA-LD Port Jervis was permitted to move its transmitter to Manhattan and broadcast from ESB on RF 25. That station originally identified with its former analog channel, "64", but then changed to "24".
Most consumer equipment provides end users no ability to manually enter an RF channel. Most of those consumers are left with only the rescan option. If the rescan fails to see both signals, the consumer is deprived of one or the other.
Virtual channel numbers are necessary, but the implementation was flawed. And any flaws are more prominent in major markets in which the majority of channels are occupied.